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TODAY   |  April 03, 2013

Samoa Air now charging passengers by weight

Some are criticizing airline Samoa Air’s new policy of charging their passengers by their weight instead of their seat. Company officials are saying it is only fair to charge by weight, and not one passenger has refused to step on the scale yet.

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>>> small airline in the south pacific . samoa air has charged passengers on international flights strictly based on how much they and their bags weigh so the more you weigh, the more you'll pay. officials say it's only fair to charge by weight, not by seat. some passengers have been surprised by this policy but no one has refused to step on the scale just yet. that is an outrage.

>> we've got a three-plane fleet, it's like two 12-seaters and one four-seaters.

>> it's the little prop planes where weight really matters.

>> and the luggage i guess so you want to go light. skill, wow.